Issue : January 2003
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Washable products for womenSubscription
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Barry Weaver, RN.Team Leader, Gloucester Ward, Private Practice Unit, Royal Free Hospital, LondonThis paper focuses on a 67-year-old male with a long history of Crohn's disease and underlying diabetes. Robert George was admitted to hospital for an elective sub-total colectomy and ileo-rectal anastomosis due to obstructive Crohn's ileo-colitis. But he had to return to theatre four times due to postoperative bleeding, bile leakage and failure of the anastomosis.
The importance of good record-keeping for nursesSubscription
Comprehensive records are essential in healthcare and nurses need to dedicate time to documentation
Sexual health in cancer careSubscription
The sexual concerns of patients have generally been neglected in health care (Dustow, 1994). In cancer care specifically there appears to be a conception that people with cancer do not have sex. But Shell (1995) suggests that supporting patients to retain an intimate relationship during their cancer treatment may allow them and their partner moments when they do not have to look cancer squarely in the face. Savage (1989) describes sexuality as the ‘uninvited guest’ in the nurse/patient ...
Sedation in the intensive care unitSubscription
Paul Wade, BPharm (Hons), MSc (Clin Pharm), MRPharmS. Principal Pharmacist for Clinical Services Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):285-6
Janet Riddell-Heaney, MA, RN, RHV, DipChild Protection, Cert Ed. Designated Nurse for Child Protection, Harrow Primary Care Trust, Harrow Professional Nurse 2003 Jan;18(5):280-4 The aim of this Study paper is to give the reader an overview of child protection.
Men’s health issues are relatively neglected in comparison with women’s. Men often avail themselves less of medical literature and doctors than do women (Peate, 1997). Although the numbers of men affected by testicular cancer may seem relatively small, its detection is essential because the disease affects young men in their reproductive years. About half of all cases occur in men aged less than 35 years (Cancer Research UK, 2002; see Fig 1).